PA USA Softball of PA Equipment Standards

New Equipment Certification Marks Effective Immediately - April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019
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Certification Marks
OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball has unveiled the new Certification Marks for USA Softball Championship Play. These Certification Marks, which are visible on all bats and balls on USA Softball’s Certified Equipment, have been approved to be implemented immediately.

Certification Marks for Bats Per the Official Rules of Softball, the official bat for USA Softball Championship Play must meet all the USA Softball specifications and the requirements of Rule 3, Section 1. Bats bearing the Certification Marks from 2000, 2004 and 2013 will be grandfathered in so long as they are not on the Non-Approved Bat List with the 2000 or 2004 Certification Mark. Bats must be included on a list of approved bat models published by USA Softball or must, in the sole opinion and discretion of the umpire, have been manufactured prior to 2000 and if tested, would comply with the USA Softball Bat Performance. This includes wooden bats, while Senior softball bats may be used in Senior Championship Play only.

There are two types of USA Softball Certification Marks for bats, one for all divisions of play and one only for Adult Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch. Certification Marks for Balls For USA Softball Championship Play, players may use only balls which meet all requirements of USA Softball Official Rules of Softball Rule 3, Section 3. Previous Certification Marks will be grandfathered in.

There are two types of USA Softball Certification Marks for balls. One signifies Ball Compression of 300 pounds or less while the other signifies Ball Compression of 301-to-375 pounds.

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